Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora

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Crossing Boundaries
Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora

Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and Jacqueline McLeod

Suggests new paradigms for the study of Blacks in diaspora.

"The 18 papers in this volume are original, clearly written, and of consistently high quality. Organized in four parts—‘Comparative Diaspora Historiography,’ ‘Identity and Culture,’...

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Overview

Now in paperback!

Crossing Boundaries
Comparative History of Black People in Diaspora

Edited by Darlene Clark Hine and Jacqueline McLeod

Suggests new paradigms for the study of Blacks in diaspora.

"The 18 papers in this volume are original, clearly written, and of consistently high quality. Organized in four parts—‘Comparative Diaspora Historiography,’ ‘Identity and Culture,’ ‘Domination and Resistance,’ and ‘Geo-Social History and the Atlantic World’—these essays complement each other in a way that makes the whole even more valuable than the sum of the parts."
—Choice

The essays assembled in Crossing Boundaries reflect the international dimensions, commonalities, and discontinuities in the histories of diasporan communities of color. People of African descent in the New World (the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean) share a common set of experiences: domination and resistance, slavery and emancipation, the pursuit of freedom, and struggle against racism. No single explanation can capture the varied experiences of Black people in diaspora.

Crossing Boundaries probes differences embedded in Black ethnicities and helps to discover and to weave into a new understanding the threads of experience, culture, and identity across diasporas. Contributors include Allison Blakely, Kim Butler, Frederick Cooper, George Fredrickson, David Barry Gaspar, Jack P. Green, Thomas Holt, Earl Lewis, Elliott Skinner, and Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.

Darlene Clark Hine, John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University, is author of Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (Indiana University Press); co-author of A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America and The African American Odyssey; and co-editor of More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas and A Question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men’s History and Masculinity (both Indiana University Press).

Jacqueline McLeod is Assistant Professor of History at Western Illinois University. She holds a J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law.

Blacks in the Diaspora—Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey, Jr.,
David Barry Gaspar, general editors

March 2001 (cloth 1999)
520 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4, 1 fig., notes, index
cloth 0-253-33542-6 $29.95 L / £22.95
paper 0-253-21450-5 $17.95 s / £13.95

Indiana University Press

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Choice
The 18 papers in this volume are original, clearly written, and of consistently high quality. Organized in four parts—Comparative Diaspora Historiography, Identity and Culture, Domination and Resistance, and Geo-Social History and the Atlantic World—these essays complement each other in a way that makes the whole even more valuable than the sum of the parts. Contributors examine the origins, usefulness, and problems of the concept of black or African diaspora to locate the subject in its local, regional, global, and historical contexts, and they critique prevailing research paradigms. Essays discuss general issues, including slavery's legacies, the culture of race, and the politics of identity, with detailed reference to examples, among them, the Cape Verde Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Peru, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the American Midwest. Some essays make comparisons and connections between freedom struggles in the US and South Africa, slave laws in Barbados, Jamaica, and South Carolina, and labor coercion in Grenada and St. Vincent. Other essays discuss the use of jazz as an instrument of US foreign policy in the Cold War, and the place of Africa in the development of the capitalist world. Highly recommended for all African diaspora studies. Upper-division undergraduates and above.—O. N. Bolland, Colgate University, Choice, February 2000

— O. N. Bolland, Colgate University

Choice - O. N. Bolland

"The 18 papers in this volume are original, clearly written, and of consistently high quality. Organized in four parts—Comparative Diaspora Historiography, Identity and Culture, Domination and Resistance, and Geo-Social History and the Atlantic World—these essays complement each other in a way that makes the whole even more valuable than the sum of the parts. Contributors examine the origins, usefulness, and problems of the concept of black or African diaspora to locate the subject in its local, regional, global, and historical contexts, and they critique prevailing research paradigms. Essays discuss general issues, including slavery's legacies, the culture of race, and the politics of identity, with detailed reference to examples, among them, the Cape Verde Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Peru, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the American Midwest. Some essays make comparisons and connections between freedom struggles in the US and South Africa, slave laws in Barbados, Jamaica, and South Carolina, and labor coercion in Grenada and St. Vincent. Other essays discuss the use of jazz as an instrument of US foreign policy in the Cold War, and the place of Africa in the development of the capitalist world. Highly recommended for all African diaspora studies. Upper-division undergraduates and above." —O. N. Bolland, Colgate University, Choice, February 2000

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"The 18 papers in this volume are original, clearly written, and of consistently high quality. Organized in four parts—Comparative Diaspora Historiography, Identity and Culture, Domination and Resistance, and Geo-Social History and the Atlantic World—these essays complement each other in a way that makes the whole even more valuable than the sum of the parts. Contributors examine the origins, usefulness, and problems of the concept of black or African diaspora to locate the subject in its local, regional, global, and historical contexts, and they critique prevailing research paradigms. Essays discuss general issues, including slavery's legacies, the culture of race, and the politics of identity, with detailed reference to examples, among them, the Cape Verde Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Peru, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the American Midwest. Some essays make comparisons and connections between freedom struggles in the US and South Africa, slave laws in Barbados, Jamaica, and South Carolina, and labor coercion in Grenada and St. Vincent. Other essays discuss the use of jazz as an instrument of US foreign policy in the Cold War, and the place of Africa in the development of the capitalist world. Highly recommended for all African diaspora studies. Upper-division undergraduates and above." —O. N. Bolland, Colgate University, Choice, February 2000
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253214508
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Blacks in the Diaspora Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 520
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Comparative Diaspora Historiography
To Turn as on a Pivot: Writing African Americans into a History of Overlapping Diasporas 3
Slavery and Freedom in the Atlantic World: Reflections on the Diasporan Framework 33
Hegemonic Paradigms and the African World: Striving to Be Free 45
Reform and Revolution in American and South African Freedom Struggles 71
Pt. 2 Identity and Culture
European Dimensions of the African Diaspora: The Definition of Black Racial Identity 87
Rethinking the African Diaspora: A Comparative Look at Race and Identity in a Transatlantic Community, 1878-1921 105
Abolition and the Politics of Identity in the Afro-Atlantic Diaspora: Toward a Comparative Approach 121
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